The Windproof System makes the Hotel Cambria unique, opened on May 18th 2023. Located in the central area in the International Drive Resort in Orlando, Florida, it is a property of special value, as it enjoys a central location close to Universal Studios and Disney World, with shopping centers and restaurants.
The Hotel needed a solution that could meet the safety and strength requirements of the structures due to hurricane issues in the area.
The supports of the Windproof line become an optimal solution in areas identified by strong hurricanes and winds.
To increase safety and stability of the outdoor areas, the receptive structure opted for the creation of an outdoor floor poolside with bar and restaurants, located on the roof of the structure to use the line of Eterno Ivica's Windproof Pedestal System supports and ceramic slabs. A strategic choice that improve the safety of the structure in case of high winds or hurricanes.
For the project have been used 2000 Pedestal Prime PR2 e PR3 windproof system covering a surface of 500 square meters.
The Windproof System, compatible with the Prime series of supports, offered an optimal solution to prevent lifting of slabs and supports by impetuous winds.
The Windproof System implemented by Eterno Ivica solve the problem of uplift slabs caused by eccessive wind in an effective and economic way. The system is designed to ensure and sustain a solid bond between the slabs and supports.
It is compatible with any type of slabs, planks, and slats. With the insertion of metal clips into the spacer fins of the supports, with T- or L-shaped conformation, the slabs are locked, without the use of adhesives or screws. However, it is possible to adjust the height of the supports, and consequently of the floor, as well.
Thanks to this solution, the floor with slabs, concatenated to each other, becomes a single system that impose more resistance against the suction force of the wind. At the same time it absorbs expansion and structural movements.
The Windproof solution offers multiple advantages. A system complitly invisible able to maintain the aestetich of the floor. At the same time
A completely invisible system that can maintain the aesthetic figure of the floor. At the same time, it maintains the structural benefits offered by raised flooring: it is completely removable to inspect the installations below.
In this case the choice of the 3 cm thick ceramic slabs is important because it offers additional stability and resistence in hurricanes and strong winds. Compared with standard 2 cm slabs, the choice of thicker and heavier 3-cm paving tiles offered greater durability and less susceptibility to wind forces.